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A Long List Of Accomplishments

'[T]he Coast Guard Legislation Was Just The Very Latest Installment In A Long List Of Bipartisan Successes Passed By This Senate' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This week], we passed legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Senate took action to reaffirm the critical security, interdiction, and rescue missions that keep Americans safe, and to streamline duplicative regulations at the same time. The provision to clarify the regul… Continue Reading


List Of Accomplishments Keeps Growing

Water Infrastructure, FAA Reauthorization, And Landmark Opioids Bill Are Latest Additions To The Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastruc… Continue Reading


A Productive August

Senate Remained 'In Session This Month To Continue Working On Behalf Of The American People' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "August is usually a time for Senators to spend more time in our home states, meeting with our constituents and reporting on the progress we've made in Washington. But this August had to be different. There was too much business left unfinished. So I made the decision to keep the Senate in session this month to continue working on behalf of the American… Continue Reading


‘It Could Be Your Child’

'The Truth Is Backpage.Com And Other Sites Are Making Millions Of Dollars By Exploiting Our Children And Allowing Them To Be Taken Advantage [Of] By Predators.' The Communications Decency Act 'Was Not Intended To Allow Companies To Legally Sell Children On The Internet' SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH): "…the Communications Decency Act was never intended to protect those that engage in illegal conduct and it was certainly never intended to protect online predators and sex traffickers." (U.S. S… Continue Reading


‘We’ve Clearly Put The Senate Back To Work’

Stack Of Major Legislation Passed By The Republican Senate This Year Continues To Grow: Combating Opioids, FAA Legislation, Biotech Labeling, Puerto Rico Restructuring, Modernizing The Toxic Substances Control Act, Trade Secrets, FOIA Updates, North Korean Sanctions & More SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): 'We've clearly put the Senate back to work' (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 7/14/16) A GROWING LIST OF 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS CARA: 'A Bill To Tackle The Nation's Opioid Crisis' SEN.… Continue Reading


The New Senate: An Era Of Achievement

Senior Senate Dems Weigh In: 'I Am Proud Of The Senate,' 'I Am Very Proud Of The Bipartisan Work We Have Done' The Republican Senate: A Record Of Accomplishment "The new Republican-controlled Congress has accomplished much in its first six months." (National Journal, 7/6/15) "…Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate is on a roll - and he wants to make sure it stays that way." ("After Trade Triumph, Senate Republicans Look To Rack Up More Wins," Roll Call, 7/7/15) 29 … Continue Reading


‘How In The World They Could Possibly Object’

Trafficking Bill Now Includes The Same Hyde Amendment Dems Voted For Unanimously "On Tuesday, Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, proposed to remove the abortion language and replace it with the abortion restrictions in the House Medicare bill that Pelosi helped broker, the longstanding Hyde Amendment that restricts taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortions." ("A Busy and Bipartisan Tuesday," Roll Call, 4/14/15) "'We will use the same Hyde Amendment language that was negotiate… Continue Reading


Editorials: ‘Democrats, Swallow Your Pride’

'Apparently, The Issue Of Funding Abortions Has Higher Priority Among Some Congressional Democrats Than The Horrible Epidemic Of Children Being Trafficked' 'Democrats Should Stop Blocking The Human Trafficking Bill In A Fight They Lost Decades Ago' CHICAGO TRIBUNE: "Democrats, swallow your pride. Vote to move forward with the human trafficking bill. … And Democrats can resolve never again to vote for a bill they haven't read." (Editorial, Chicago Tribune, 3/17/15) TRIBUNE: "The Hy… Continue Reading


Four Myths Democrats Know To Be False

Reid The Bill MYTH 1: Hyde Amendment Language Was Sneaked In SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D-WA): "The provision the Republicans are hoping to sneak in…" (Sen. Murray, Congressional Record, S.1404, 3/11/15) MURRAY: "The Republicans are trying to pull a fast one here on the human trafficking bill…" ("Human Trafficking Bill Hits A Snag In The Senate," The New York Times, 3/10/15) REALITY: 'Democratic Staff Members Apparently Did Not Read The Bill' The Cornyn bill was introduced Janu… Continue Reading


Dems ‘Choosing A Phantom Problem Over Real Victims’

Democrats Threatening 'To Torpedo Bipartisan Legislation Combating Human Sex Trafficking' ELEANOR GAETAN, The Coalition Against Trafficking In Women: "Senate Democrats are choosing a phantom problem over real victims." (Dallas Morning News, 3/12/15) GAETAN: "Speechless that superb U.S. anti-trafficking bill #JVTA is hostage… Offer an amendment & take a vote Dems, don't block!" (Twitter, @EkGaetan, 3/11/15) Bipartisan Cornyn / Klobuchar Bill 'Represents An Effort To … … Continue Reading



VIDEO TRANSCRIPT SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): "We should pass Senator Cornyn's Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which would support programs for survivors of human trafficking and child pornography…" (Sen. Gillibrand, Congressional Record, S.1270, 3/4/15) SEN. HEIDI HEITKAMP (D-ND): "I also call on the majority leader to act by urging him to also bring S. 166, the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act, and S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, to the floor fo… Continue Reading


McConnell: ‘Victims Are Counting On Us To Act’

Cornyn & Klobuchar: 'We Must Join Together And Take Action' To End Trafficking CORNYN & KLOBUCHAR: 'Young People Are Being Robbed Of Their Innocence,' 'Fight This Modern-Day Slave Trade' SENS. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX) & AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): "Instead of treating people like these young girls as the victims they are, they are often thrown into the criminal justice system, labeled prostitutes and left with few options but to return to a nightmare that shockingly still exists in the Uni… Continue Reading

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